OK, my first post on this forum. I have been lurking around here for a while now and have only realised 1 thing about the JKII community. A lot of you guys are OBSESSED with nitpicking.
Oh, he used a weapon to shoot me down when all I had was my lightsaber out,
I WANT ALL WEAPONS REMOVED NOW!!!!111!!!111 PH34R MY L33T Sk1lz and P0W3R5
Oh, the Saber throw can take some of my health before I even get in range.
TH05E B**** N00BS, W3 H8 TH4T, IT SUXX0R5S @$$ REMOVE IT
Oh, the Dark side has drain, It replenishes their health whilst draining my force
WHAT F****** 1D10T TH08 TH4T W4S A G00d 1DA?????//?? GET RID OF IT
Oh, the light side has Force heal, They can heal at will when they get away from you.
IT5 A F****** J0K5, S000000 ST00000P1D, I H8 IT!!1 IT MUST DIE!!!!1111!!!!
And so on. I will freely admit that most of you don't act as childish as that (most), and a lot of you try to avoid the baseless flame wars that these threads almost always degenerate into, but I think it's beginning to get a little rediculous (not to mention surreal).
I also freely admit that debating the pros and cons of the moves and force powers is part of all the fun of playing the game, but when it just devolves into THIS SUX or THATS UNF4IR then what is the point? I've played quite a bit online and offline now (admittedly more offline as I have a 56K connection), and from what I've found the game is actually incredibly well balanced. Yes, balanced.
Now to some of you this just means I'm an idiot who doesn't know what they are talking (well, typing) about (maybe I am). However, I'm sure that a lot of you will agree. Yes there may be some balance issues with the forces, weapons, and stances, but from my experiences they are very small. Yes, I also admit that I could be wrong, but heres something you need to ask yourself. Is going on this board and shouting at the authors and players that the game is unbalanced, getting into a stupid flame war, and basically annoying a lot of people because you didn't even really back up your argument
a) going to get things changed
b) increase your enjoyment of the game
Instead of continually complaining about the force powers and the stances and the weapons, try counteracting them. From what I've seen all of them have some weakness that can be exploited for your benefit (and a resulting higher place on the scoreboard). I've seen loads of good suggestions on this board. All you need to do is come on the board and ask "hey, how do I counteract Saber throwers?" and you will probably get enough advice to let you dice through 100 of them. If you feel there is a genuine balance issue, then say so, but do it in a CONSTRUCTIVE manner, and back up your arguments. This (believe it or not) will probably get you further along the road to solving the problem than just shouting at everyone that disagrees with you.
Above all remember that this is a game. Lets try to have fun with it.
I've said my piece (apologies and congratulations if you've read the whole thing). Now, let the flaming commence... (please, you wouldn't grill an Ewok would you?